[UPDATED v1.1] zROM+ Custom ROM for Z3+ E6553 - 28.0.A.8.251, Android 5.0.2

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zROM+ 28.0.A.8.251 Android 5.0.2 - V1.1
Sony Xperia Z3+ E6553

ROM Features

Based on Sony firmware 28.0.A.8.251 Generic Hong Kong


  • Aroma installer
  • Deodexed and zipaligned
  • Rooted with SuperSU preinstalled
  • Dual boot/ TWRP recovery environment
  • Custom kernel with runtime control of SELinux enforcing status and RIC disabled
  • Google apps updated and with customizable graphical installer for Gapps
  • Writeable external SD card
  • Xposed framework functional (in SELinux permissive mode)

Bloatware removed

The following apps and bloatware have been removed and can be installed directly from the Play store if desired. The first two are installable by selecting the appropriate option in the ROM installer
  • What's New
  • Xperia lounge
  • AVG Antivirus
  • AAStocks
  • Anonymous Data Collection
  • Facebook
  • Lifelog
  • Mobisystems File Commander
  • Mobisystems Office
  • MyXperia
  • Playstation App
  • Playstation Network Portal
  • Privilege Movies
  • Sketch
  • Socialife
  • Sony Movie Creator
  • Spotify
  • Trackid

Please hit the Thanks button if you use this ROM. Many downloads but few thanks....

Installation instructions

NOTE: You must perform a factory reset before install by wiping cache and data.

Step 1


Code:
c:>adb reboot bootloader
c:>fastboot boot recovery.img
c:>adb push zrom-v1.1.zip /sdcard/zrom-v1.1.zip
c:>adb push zrom-v1.1.zip.md5 /sdcard/zrom-v1.1.zip.md5

The file is big, so it will take 5 or more minutes to complete the upload. If you're impatient put your external SD in a card reader and load it that way.

Step 2


  • In the interface for TWRP, navigate to Wipe and perform a factory reset
  • In the interface for TWRP, navigate to Install
  • Click install, select zrom-v1.1.zip from the internal storage
  • Swipe to flash
  • Read and follow the instructions
  • Reboot when complete

The first boot is painfully slow. It takes about 10 minutes, so just be patient. It will stay in the blue booting screen for a long time. This is normal. Do not reboot your phone. Just wait and it will eventually boot up. You can always rerun the installer to flash additional Google Apps. If you do so, be sure to deselect the install ROM option and do not do a factory reset.

Notes

This ROM has a kernel that supports runtime SELinux mode changes. The mode change is accomplished through a script /system/su.d/permissive.sh, which sets SELinux to permissive mode at boot time. If you wish to run Xposed, you must run SELinux in permissive mode. Failure to do so results in multiple system applications force closing at startup and a device that is locked up.

If you don't run Xposed I recommend that you keep SELinux in enforcing mode. To do so, go to Settings-->About and click multiple times on the Build number until it tells you that Developer mode is activated. When developer mode is activated, back out and select the Developer option and enable USB debugging. Now run an adb shell and remove the permissive mode script. Grant permission for USB debugging when the prompt comes up

Code:
c:>adb shell
[email protected]:/ $ su

Wait for the SuperSU prompt and grant permission to adb

Code:
[email protected]:/ # mount -o rw,remount /system
[email protected]:/ # rm -f /system/su.d/permissive.sh
[email protected]:/ # reboot

If you choose not to install any of the Google apps, a minimum core Google framework will be installed anyway. This includes Google framework, GmsCore, Google Play, Google Login Services, Google Contacts and Backup Sync, SteupWizard and OneTimeInitializer that runs after first boot. Apart from the Play store app and the first time setup apps, the rest of these apps are not visible in your app drawer.


While I have made every effort to test this ROM in a variety of different install scenarios, it is a beta ROM and you may experience some bugs. I make no warranty as to its fitness for purpose or its performance and you use it at your own risk.

PLEASE SEE NOTE BBELOW IN POST TWO ON USING XPOSED FRAMEWORK


This ROM now supports booting directly into TWRP recovery mode. To access recovery mode, power on the phone and when you see the yellow LED illuminate press the down volume button once or twice.

Downloads


Changelog

Current changelog: -- 01 October 2015

01 October - Release v1.1
  • Add dual boot/recovery environment
  • Remove Android Pay due to Google restrictions on root
  • Update Google apps

19 September - Release v1 beta

Thanks To/Credits


XDA:DevDB Information
zROM+, ROM for the Sony Xperia Z4

Contributors
dl12345
ROM OS Version: 5.0.x Lollipop
Based On: 28.0.A.8.251

Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: v1.1 beta
Beta Release Date: 2015-10-01

Created 2015-09-20
Last Updated 2015-09-19
 
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dl12345

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serrin

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Have been waiting for this with baited breath. So far so good! Thanks for the great work!
 

Rookie123

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Dec 1, 2008
20
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Thank you for your efforts.
Any chance that this ROM can work for E6533 (dual SIM) variant? Or can you plan to support?
 

chrisss5000

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Mar 12, 2015
129
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Great work! finally working recovery...but please..cant access my external sd card! fix this please!:cool:
 

dl12345

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Aug 1, 2014
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Great work! finally working recovery...but please..cant access my external sd card! fix this please!:cool:

No problem here accessing my external SD card in recovery mode and when booted in the ROM. Have you formatted your external card? In recovery mode, the path to the external SD card is /external_sd...
 

chrisss5000

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Mar 12, 2015
129
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so weird...try to enable it..but it dosent work...and the rom cant start...stock at bot sony xperia logo...
 

chrisss5000

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You likely didn't do a wipe. Go to advanced wipe. Wipe dalvik cache, system, data, cache. Reinstall the rom.

I have installed roms like hundrad times...I did a factory reset and I did advanced wipe etc...dosent work..so weird..
I guess something is wrong..something with premissions? Because every time I have wiped my phones it takes a while..But when I wiped now with this recovery it was done in a heart beat...
 

dl12345

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I have installed roms like hundrad times...I did a factory reset and I did advanced wipe etc...dosent work..so weird..
I guess something is wrong..something with premissions? Because every time I have wiped my phones it takes a while..But when I wiped now with this recovery it was done in a heart beat...


You're installing on a Z3+ e6553 single sim version, right? My wipes are pretty quick too....once the wipe is done, go to the mount option in recovery, mount the filesystems and make sure they're empty (well, they will contain a lost+found folder for the ext4 filesystems and your sdcard contents for the /data filesystem).

Permissions are unlikely to be the problem. The ROM is untarred from an ext4 filesystem copy, so original filesystem permissions are preserved. It also installs an updated file_contexts and does a selinux restorecon to make sure selinux contexts are correct...
 

dl12345

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Aug 1, 2014
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You're installing on a Z3+ e6553 single sim version, right? My wipes are pretty quick too....once the wipe is done, go to the mount option in recovery, mount the filesystems and make sure they're empty (well, they will contain a lost+found folder for the ext4 filesystems and your sdcard contents for the /data filesystem).

Permissions are unlikely to be the problem. The ROM is untarred from an ext4 filesystem copy, so original filesystem permissions are preserved. It also installs an updated file_contexts and does a selinux restorecon to make sure selinux contexts are correct...

Incidentally, on first boot, it takes a few minutes to get past the Sony logo. then once you hit the blue screen be prepared for a 10 minute wait...
 
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chrisss5000

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Incidentally, on first boot, it takes a few minutes to get past the Sony logo. then once you hit the blue screen be prepared for a 10 minute wait...

Yes it is Xpera Z3+ E6553

Okay I will test it now! I will come back with results

big thanks!!

---------- Post added at 08:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:00 PM ----------

Incidentally, on first boot, it takes a few minutes to get past the Sony logo. then once you hit the blue screen be prepared for a 10 minute wait...

Uhm should the installing just take 15 sec? I nearly drop my finger from the screen and it is wiped....something is wrong...

---------- Post added at 08:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:05 PM ----------

Incidentally, on first boot, it takes a few minutes to get past the Sony logo. then once you hit the blue screen be prepared for a 10 minute wait...

it dosent work...it only get stuck at sony loggo
 

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    zROM+ 28.0.A.8.251 Android 5.0.2 - V1.1
    Sony Xperia Z3+ E6553

    ROM Features

    Based on Sony firmware 28.0.A.8.251 Generic Hong Kong


    • Aroma installer
    • Deodexed and zipaligned
    • Rooted with SuperSU preinstalled
    • Dual boot/ TWRP recovery environment
    • Custom kernel with runtime control of SELinux enforcing status and RIC disabled
    • Google apps updated and with customizable graphical installer for Gapps
    • Writeable external SD card
    • Xposed framework functional (in SELinux permissive mode)

    Bloatware removed

    The following apps and bloatware have been removed and can be installed directly from the Play store if desired. The first two are installable by selecting the appropriate option in the ROM installer
    • What's New
    • Xperia lounge
    • AVG Antivirus
    • AAStocks
    • Anonymous Data Collection
    • Facebook
    • Lifelog
    • Mobisystems File Commander
    • Mobisystems Office
    • MyXperia
    • Playstation App
    • Playstation Network Portal
    • Privilege Movies
    • Sketch
    • Socialife
    • Sony Movie Creator
    • Spotify
    • Trackid

    Please hit the Thanks button if you use this ROM. Many downloads but few thanks....

    Installation instructions

    NOTE: You must perform a factory reset before install by wiping cache and data.

    Step 1


    Code:
    c:>adb reboot bootloader
    c:>fastboot boot recovery.img
    c:>adb push zrom-v1.1.zip /sdcard/zrom-v1.1.zip
    c:>adb push zrom-v1.1.zip.md5 /sdcard/zrom-v1.1.zip.md5

    The file is big, so it will take 5 or more minutes to complete the upload. If you're impatient put your external SD in a card reader and load it that way.

    Step 2


    • In the interface for TWRP, navigate to Wipe and perform a factory reset
    • In the interface for TWRP, navigate to Install
    • Click install, select zrom-v1.1.zip from the internal storage
    • Swipe to flash
    • Read and follow the instructions
    • Reboot when complete

    The first boot is painfully slow. It takes about 10 minutes, so just be patient. It will stay in the blue booting screen for a long time. This is normal. Do not reboot your phone. Just wait and it will eventually boot up. You can always rerun the installer to flash additional Google Apps. If you do so, be sure to deselect the install ROM option and do not do a factory reset.

    Notes

    This ROM has a kernel that supports runtime SELinux mode changes. The mode change is accomplished through a script /system/su.d/permissive.sh, which sets SELinux to permissive mode at boot time. If you wish to run Xposed, you must run SELinux in permissive mode. Failure to do so results in multiple system applications force closing at startup and a device that is locked up.

    If you don't run Xposed I recommend that you keep SELinux in enforcing mode. To do so, go to Settings-->About and click multiple times on the Build number until it tells you that Developer mode is activated. When developer mode is activated, back out and select the Developer option and enable USB debugging. Now run an adb shell and remove the permissive mode script. Grant permission for USB debugging when the prompt comes up

    Code:
    c:>adb shell
    [email protected]:/ $ su

    Wait for the SuperSU prompt and grant permission to adb

    Code:
    [email protected]:/ # mount -o rw,remount /system
    [email protected]:/ # rm -f /system/su.d/permissive.sh
    [email protected]:/ # reboot

    If you choose not to install any of the Google apps, a minimum core Google framework will be installed anyway. This includes Google framework, GmsCore, Google Play, Google Login Services, Google Contacts and Backup Sync, SteupWizard and OneTimeInitializer that runs after first boot. Apart from the Play store app and the first time setup apps, the rest of these apps are not visible in your app drawer.


    While I have made every effort to test this ROM in a variety of different install scenarios, it is a beta ROM and you may experience some bugs. I make no warranty as to its fitness for purpose or its performance and you use it at your own risk.

    PLEASE SEE NOTE BBELOW IN POST TWO ON USING XPOSED FRAMEWORK


    This ROM now supports booting directly into TWRP recovery mode. To access recovery mode, power on the phone and when you see the yellow LED illuminate press the down volume button once or twice.

    Downloads


    Changelog

    Current changelog: -- 01 October 2015

    01 October - Release v1.1
    • Add dual boot/recovery environment
    • Remove Android Pay due to Google restrictions on root
    • Update Google apps

    19 September - Release v1 beta

    Thanks To/Credits


    XDA:DevDB Information
    zROM+, ROM for the Sony Xperia Z4

    Contributors
    dl12345
    ROM OS Version: 5.0.x Lollipop
    Based On: 28.0.A.8.251

    Version Information
    Status: Beta
    Current Beta Version: v1.1 beta
    Beta Release Date: 2015-10-01

    Created 2015-09-20
    Last Updated 2015-09-19
    5
    Xposed framework v74 bootloops on Xperia Z3+. The reason for this is discussed in this post

    To use Xposed on zROM+, please download the [UNOFFICIAL] xposed-v74-sdk21-arm64-dl12345-UNOFFICIAL-20150929 for Xperia Z3+

    You MUST do a wipe cache and dalvik after installation otherwise you will get errors including one that claims your storage space is full and another 504 error when installing anything from the Play Store

    Please read the instructions in the referenced post
    3
    As the 5.1.1 coming, i dont advice this ROM. It will be outdated in a month.

    Yes, and I'll update the ROM to support the new version. Nobody's compelling you to use this ROM. Stick with your unrooted stock ROM if you don't want it.
    3
    I'm willing to make my build tools available to anyone who wants to take over
    2
    hi dl12345, yes i can do all with success. Only one thing is strange, i can't select any FTF since Flashtool version higher than 0.9.19.6. I use the x10flasher.jar version 0.9.19.5 and i flash the phone perfect, all is fine.
    Then i boot into fastboot mode with pressing vol+ and plug USB in pc, blue LED is on. At cmd window i type "fastboot boot recovery.img" and phone starts with Sony Xperia screen. After ca. 15 sec black screen, then the LED flashes 4 times red, background screen comes light dark for another 15 sec's. Then black sreen and phone starts in normal mode.
    I doesn't matter wich version of FTF i flash, with or without wipe, always the same result i described above.
    Where is my mistake?

    I had no problems with 0.9.19.0. I haven't used the later versions. When making a flashable bundle, be sure to select everything and add to the bundle and then check the boxes to wipe the partitions.

    You also need to install the Sony fastboot driver. There's a link to it somewhere in these Z3+ forums. It replaces a Google ini file in the android ASK and enables fastboot mode for Sony devices